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All jobs and internship opportunities can be found on Handshake. Here you can discover new career paths, build your professional profile, and find amazing jobs and internships. Need a little more direction? Career Services is here to help you find opportunities and prepare for your application or interview process.  Make an appointment today!

On-Campus Jobs

On-campus jobs provide an invaluable avenue for students to gain practical skills, build a professional network, and earn money while conveniently balancing work and study commitments. See Careers available at the  UA website.
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credits

  • Must maintain a 2.0 GPA or greater

  • Maximum hours per week you can work: 20

The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program is a part-time employment program designed to help undergraduate and graduate students meet the cost of attendance. Certain campus jobs are only available to students who qualify for Work Study. Your eligibility for the program is determined as part of your application for financial aid. Learn about federal work study from the  Financial Aid Office. 

  • Money earned through this work can then be used toward tuition, room and board, books and other education costs

  • Most work-study jobs are located on campus, but you may also find off-campus opportunities

  • Check out the  Work-Study  page for more information on how to apply for FWS

Look through available jobs on the Careers at UA page

Non-Federal Work Study jobs are job listings that any student or non-student can apply to. 

  • Non-FWS jobs can be located both on and off-campus, including part-time or full-time positions

  • Money earned from Non-FWS jobs is not subsidized by the federal government, unlike Federal Work Study positions

    • This means that the income you generate from Non-FWS employment is not tied to your financial aid package and is not restricted by the FWS eligibility criteria

  • Non-FWS positions offer financial independence and the chance to explore a diverse array of career options

  • View current student employee job listings on the Juneau campus on the UA website

Student employees will have the opportunity to develop foundational career competencies desired by employers. Build your resume with these career competencies as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. 

  • Career & Self Development 

    • Training, professional development, awareness of strengths and weaknesses, professional relationships 

  • Communication

    • Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization

  • Critical Thinking

    • Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information

  • Equity & Inclusion

    • Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures

  • Leadership

    • Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.

  • Professionalism

    • Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.

  • Teamwork

    • Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.

  • Technology

    • Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.


Internships offer students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in a real-world setting, gain hands-on experience, expand their professional network, and acquire the practical skills and insights necessary for a successful transition into their chosen career field.  Contact us  for guidance on how to get started!
  • Speak with Career Services  and Academic Advising about internship requirements and suggestions 

  • Look at opportunities posted on  Handshake  and your department’s specific web pages for current internship opportunities

Internships are experience-based courses that place a student in an organization, public or private, under the supervision of a qualified professional in the agency and a UAS faculty member. In some cases, the internships may carry a salary as well as credits. Internships that generate credit require satisfactory completion of a minimum of four hours of work per week for each credit (0+0+4). 

To apply for an internship, a student must be admitted to a University program, and must also demonstrate sufficient educational preparation for the internship before applying. Interested students should consult with their advisor before applying. 

Internship credit may be applied toward undergraduate programs as follows: 

  • Six (6) credits in a certificate program

  • Nine (9) credits in an associate degree

  • Twelve (12) credits in a bachelor’s degree program

Contact Departmental faculty and/or  Career Services  for internship information.


  • Compensation will depend on the employer as well as program requirements. 


  • Some internships may offer living stipends or perks, but no payment for your services.

  • Certain programs may require that students participate in an unpaid internship. For example, students cannot be paid for clinical rotations (practicums) that are part of their academic requirements.

  • While the experience and professional development you may gain from an internship is important, it is often unrealistic to live without pay. There are resources and scholarships to manage an unpaid internships. Check out The Dialogue's  compiled resources. 


  • Internships mandated by your academic program or major to be completed before graduation. 

  • Students must register for a for-credit internship course within their academic department. The student must then pay the tuition and fees associated with the course.

  •  The UAS policy states that all undergraduate students must have attended UAS for a minimum of one year before enrolling in an internship.

For non UAS-specific paid or unpaid internships,  hours vary based on the organization and the position.

For-credit internships require that the student completes a minimum of  45 hours of work total  with the employer for each credit earned. 

  • Final course grades are generally based on hours worked, outcomes achieved, employer and instructor ratings of work performance, and evaluation of required journals or reports. 

  • Registration deadlines follow independent study and directed study dates. See the  UAS Academic Catalog  for more details. 

  • Please note: Tuition costs and fees may apply.

Offering internships is advantageous for employers as it provides an opportunity to expose potential talent to the company culture, foster mentorship experiences, and identify prospective long-term employees, contributing to the growth and success of the organization.